SC appoints ex-judge of apex courtroom as one-man panel to watch steps to forestall stubble-burning


New Delhi, October 16

*SC appoints ex-judge of apex court Justice Madan B Lokur as one-man panel to monitor steps to prevent stubble-burning.

*SC directs chief secretaries of Punjab, Haryana and UP to help Lokur panel in surveillance of fields where stubble is burnt.

*NCC, National Service Scheme and Bharat Scouts be deployed for assisting panel in monitoring stubble-burning in Punjab, Haryana and UP.

*We direct states concerned to provide adequate security, secretarial infrastructure and transport to Lokur panel: SC.

*Lokur panel shall submit its report on stubble-burning fortnightly to apex court, says SC.

*SG Tushar Mehta opposes setting up of one-man committee of Justice Lokur (retd) to take steps to prevent stubble-burning.

*SC rejects SG’s plea objecting to appointment of Lokur panel, says states concerned were heard in the matter. PTI



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